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Russian troops 'opened fire during military post takeover'

Russian troops opened fire during a takeover of a Ukrainian military post in Crimea but no one was injured, news agency Interfax reports.

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Russian troops 'open fire' during 'takeover' of Ukrainian military post

Russian troops have opened fire during takeover of Ukrainian military post in Crimea - no-one was wounded - according to the Interfax news agency which was quoting a Ukrainian base commander.

The unnamed officer from the motor vehicle battalion of the Ukrainian navy said Russian troops broke in to the base near the inland town of Bakhchisaray some time after 2pm (noon GMT), took mobile phones from the Ukrainians and began trying to remove vehicles.

None of the Ukrainian troops was hurt and the base commander was trying to negotiate an end to the action.

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